Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For the Foodie

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Valentines Day gift guide for the food enthusiast

Feeling a little nervous about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Trying to find a stand out gift can be stressful and time consuming. We’ve rounded up the best gifts for the food enthusiast in your life. As someone who loves to cook, I get a great amount of joy from cooking with beautiful yet useful kitchen accessories.

While it’s easy to get chocolates, flowers or perfume, nothing says, “I love you” quite like a show stopper stand mixer or copper measuring cups. Whether your valentine is a baker on a mission, a novice chef or a gadget geek, these gifts will surely make the big day a success.

Make sure to check out these present ideas for both men and women:

The Novice Chef:

tools for the novice in the kitchen


Self Standing Ladle | No more mess of dals and soups with nowhere to keep the spoon. An adorably cute and self standing ladle.  I love how cute yet functional this item is. I’m always finding places to keep my ladle.

Kotobuki Teruhisa Nakiri Japanese Kitchen Knife | Great knives are hard to come by, this one combines a stainless steel blade with a magnolia wood handle at a bargain price.  They have more under the collection and all for very reasonable prices. A good chef’s knife is always appreciated.

Splatter Guard | Manage the mess but keep food crispy. I use this for tandoor fish, sautéing vegetables and frying.

Pinch Bowls | Contain the mess and avoid spills with these little helpers. If you have a dish with multiple ingredients, these bowls help you stay organized without making a mess.

Marble Mortar & Pestle | Perfect to grind fresh spices and herbs. I use mine daily to grind chai masala. A little cardamom and clove goes a long way.


The Cookbook Aficionado:


Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook |

Curated recipes featuring some of the culinary world’s best dishes. I love how diverse the recipes in this book are.

My Indian Cookbook |140 colorful picture by picture recipes for the novice Indian chef. A great starter cookbook.

Marble Cookbook Holder Sleek and classic, perfect for holding cookbooks and tablets. This is clean, modern and solid. Whether you’re following a recipe from a beautiful cookbook or your favorite blog, this holder will keep your book, tablet or phone propped up and out of mess’s way.

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs |An A-to-Z compendium of spices, herbs, salts, peppers, and blends, with beautiful photography. Such a great resource to have on hand and doubles as a coffee table book.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science | Over 1,000 beautiful images taking you through the science of home cooking. 


The Gadget Geek:

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Wine Aerator | Enhance your wine for your next date night. A small enough gadget to pack along your romantic picnic, to your dates house and to store in your home bar.

Misto Stainless Steel BottleTurn your favorite cooking oil into your favorite cooking spray! I use this all the time, great for spraying down the grill, sautéing vegetables or grilling fishes and meats.

Digital Food Scale For the health conscience or the ones who like to follow recipes to a T. Some baking recipes are measured to weight, this helps get everything down to the last ounce.

Breville Expresso MakerWoo the coffee lover in your life and become their personal barista. If you have counter room this makes a beautiful addition to the kitchen.

 Wine Bottle Chiller |For the dinner party maven, create a beautiful centerpiece of chilled wine. I love this concept, freeze lemons, limes, roses or mint for a whimsical look all while keeping your drinks chilled.



The Baker Extraordinaire:bakerMM


Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer | The holy grail of mixers come in a rainbow choice of colors. This is more than just a mixer, it’s a kitchen showpiece.

Cookie Dough Scoop |Perfect sized cookies or portion of sorbet. I like to use these for measuring out my minced kebabs, uniform sizes every time.

Silicone Baking Mat |Reduce waste and use in the place of parchment paper. Perfect for cookies, roast vegetables or breads.

Copper Measuring Cups Beautiful and useful measuring cups perfect for any kitchen. Copper is the latest rage but also a timeless material. I much prefer these to plastic measuring ware.

Blossom Cake Pan |A beautifully sculpted cake every time. Who doesn’t love a pretty cake? This one in particular has a beautiful lotus design, giving it an Indian touch.


We hope these ideas helped you find the perfect gift for your kitchen-loving valentine!

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